Pennsylvania Governor Visits Viwinco; Praises Company’s Contribution to CommunityMarch 8th, 2012 by DWM Magazine
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett discussed his 2012-13 budget proposal yesterday during a visit to Viwinco Vinyl Windows in Morgantown, Berks County, where he cited the employer as an example of the kind of innovation and resiliency state government must support in order to bring real job growth to the region.
“I hope all of you will ask your legislators to pass the budget I proposed last month,” Corbett said. “It is built the way you build your own household budgets: you spend no more than you have. Given that the state spends your money, I think you can agree the philosophy appeals to most working Pennsylvanians.”
The $27.14 billion proposal maintains Corbett’s commitment to balance the state budget. It closes a projected revenue shortfall of more than $700 million and reduces spending by more than $20 million.
Importantly, it meets the state’s pension obligations and does not raise taxes for residents or businesses.
The governor’s proposed budget focuses on five key areas: economic opportunities, education, human services, public safety and streamlining government.
Viwinco has been family owned and operated since 1982. The company designs and manufactures vinyl windows and patio doors for both new construction and replacement.
With a 140,000 square-foot fabrication plant and 30,000 square-foot research and development facility, the company also produces its own specialty glass, including tempered/safety and impact-resistant laminated glass. It employs more than 180 people, more than a third of whom have been with the company for more than a decade.